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Mar
28
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Tuesdays at the Movies at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library at 2 pm. A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Charlie at (931) 484-6790 ext. 223.

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.

Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 pm at the Highlands Residential Services office in Cookeville. Learn what you need to make the decision to quit smoking.

Sponsored by Highlands Residential Services and UC Anti-Tobacco Coalition in conjunction with Quit 4 Life and Power of Putnam. For more information, please call Kathy at (931) 526-9793 ext. 212.

Mar
29
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free Noon Concert each Wednesday at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library. The concerts feature local talent. For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cumberland County UT Extension Agent Kelli Bottoms invites you to a 6 week Free Arthritis Exercise program each Wednesday at 1 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. Learn the healthy way to deal with the problem, and be able to cut down on the pain medicine.

This class is free and for more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Swing Club invites you to join their weekly lesson and dance sessions! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and no partners or experience are needed. Lessons begin at 7pm with dancing until 10pm.

Admission is $5, or $3 for Cookeville Swing Club members. For more information, head to the Cookeville Swing Club website.

Mar
30
Thu
Learn More About Medicare At The White County Public Library
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you, or someone you know, turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices? The State Health Insurance Assistance Program will conduct a free “Welcome to Medicare” class to cover Parts A through D of Medicare coverage as well as other helpful topics.

This event is free for all interested. To reserve a seat, please call 931-432-4150.

Celebrate Lent In Sparta With Rising Up Together
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Sparta Area Community Lenten Services invite you to celebrate Lent across Sparta. All are welcome to attend services at different locations across Sparta to begin the celebration and recognition of the Easter season.

All services begin at 12pm.

Mar
31
Fri
Learn About The Dangers Of Underage Drinking With The Power Of Putnam
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Power Of Putnam will host a Putnam County Town Hall Meeting concerning social hosting and underage drinking. Come and learn about the dangers of underage drinking, and local laws regarding social hosting and underage consumption.

This event is free, however dinner will be provided for a $2 donation to benefit your local Thrive Ambassadors. The meeting will tkae place in the County Commission Meeting Room, upstairs in the old Court House.

Come Together To End Human Trafficking With Break Every Chain In Cookeville
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a stand against human sex trafficking, and attend Break Every Chain at Life Church’s Cookeville Campus. Special guest speaker Rhonda Philips, founder of Pink Door, as well as speakers from Thistle Farms and End Slavery TN will discuss the misconceptions of human and sex trafficking, and ways that we as a community can combat this growing epidemic.

Tickets are $15 for both events, and free for youth through college. Please visit Life Church’s website to register.

Apr
1
Sat
Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

Come Together To End Human Trafficking With Break Every Chain In Cookeville
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Take a stand against human sex trafficking, and attend Break Every Chain at Life Church’s Cookeville Campus. Special guest speaker Rhonda Philips, founder of Pink Door, as well as speakers from Thistle Farms and End Slavery TN will discuss the misconceptions of human and sex trafficking, and ways that we as a community can combat this growing epidemic.

Tickets are $15 for both events, and free for youth through college. Please visit Life Church’s website to register.

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites all students between ages 12 through graduation from high school to take part in the American Legion Shooting Program. Attendees will learn gun safety, and marksmanship during the program with the goal of Juniors becoming able to join and compete on the Collegiate Shooting Team.

All equipment will be provided. Lessons take place Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at Veterans Hall in Cookeville. For more information, please call Marty Goodman at 931-349-9438, or click here to view the American Legion’s website.

Bring Your Basket To Monterey’s Community Easter Egg Hunt And Easter Bonnet Parade
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring your basket to Monterey’s Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1 at 10 am on Whittaker Park. There will be prize eggs for each age group. Toddlers to age 4 will be in the T-ball filed, ages 5-8 will be at Whittaker Park, and ages 9-12 at Standing Stone Monument Park at the Monterey Library.

The Easter Bonnet Parade will begin at 11 am. The parade starts at the Monterey Library, continues down walking trail to the Monterey Farmers Market. Wear your bonnets and funny hats. For more information, please call (931) 839-2111 or visit MontereyTN.com.

Enjoy The Appalachian Center For Craft’s Smithville Campus Open House
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring your family to the Appalachian Center For Craft’s open house to enjoy a day of creativity and fun. Enjoy live music, craft demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages!

For more information on this free event, head to the Appalachian Center For Craft’s website to learn more.

Monterey Community Easter Egg Hunt At Whitaker Park
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your kids to the Monterey Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 1 at 10am at Whitaker Park. There will be prize eggs for each age group with toddlers-age 4 at T-Ball Field, 5-8 at Whitaker Park, and 9-12 at Standing Stone Monument Park. Be sure to bring your own basket!

The Easter Bonnet Parade will begin at 11am. The parade will start at the Monterey Library, and continue down walking trail to the Monterey Farmers Mark. Wear your bonnets and funny hats! For more information call 839-2111, or visit www.montereytn.com.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Celebrate Boy Scout Troop 175’s 70th Year In Sparta
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come out and celebrate with Sparta’s Troop 175 for their 70th year as a Troop. Any all scouts and scout leaders are welcome. Former Troop 175 members are encouraged to bring pictures and videos of past camp outs or events for everyone to enjoy.

This celebration will also be a pot luck, bringing a covered dish is encouraged. For more information, please call Joe Johnson at 931-256-0807.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Saturday night Tom Fincher and the Southern Pride Band are playing live for everyone who enjoys a good dance at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Tom Fincher at (931) 484-6790.

Apr
3
Mon
Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your project with or without problems to the Open Beading Class on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The Art Guild in Crossville from 10 am to 12 noon. You will receive lots of compassion and conversation during this class. There is a $5 fee for non-members for studio use.
For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West View Baptist Church encourages you to stop by the free clothing giveaway the first and third Monday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. The church is located on Laurel Avenue in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 526-7220 or visit WestViewCookeville.org. .

Get Your Homeschooler The Exercise They Need At Cane Creek Gymnasium
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Your Homeschoolers to Cane Creek Gymnasium to enjoy a drop-in fitness and sports class every Monday. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join an instructor on Corut 2 of the Gymnasium. Three sections are offered including an explanation of daily concentration, warm-ups focusing on flexibility and aerobic activity, and a sport or physical fitness activity.

Entry is only $1 per student. Classes are held every Monday with an instructor between 12-2pm. Homeschool students under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent.

Apr
4
Tue
Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade to the Highlands Residential Service “Kids Matter Program.” The new reading program is held every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:45 pm.

On Tuesdays, we meet at the TNT Center of the Police Substation on Pine Avenue. On Thursdays, we meet at the HRS main office on West Jackson Street. For more information, please visit HighlandsRS.com. .

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to Silver Point Community Center’s weekly Dance and Country Music Event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Concessions will be available. For more information, please call (931) 858-5671 or (931) 261-4830.

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to sing with the Upper Cumberland Barbershop Chorus each Tuesday at 7 pm at J&S Construction in Cookeville. Enter through the kitchen in the back. For more information, please call (931) 525-1880.

Apr
5
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville will host Stories, Music and Puppets for ages 1-101 every Wednesday during Quackers Story Time at 10 am. Parents and caregivers, please stay with your child during these fun programs which will take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

The Monterey Library invites all preschool and home school students to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 11 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 839-2103 or visit PCLibrary.org .

Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month With The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the DeKalb County Recovery Court Program in celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month by recognizing the work of participants, and the programs that help them be successful. Recovery court participants across Tennessee will gather to share their experience, strength, and hope through art during the exhibit.

The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception will open at 3pm April 5 with a reception at 5pm. The Exhibit will remain open on April 6 from 8am-9pm, and April 7 8am-1pm.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The classes are held on Wednesdays and the schedule is as follows:
6 pm – Beginning Obedience – A class to teach your dog the basics.
7 pm – Drop-in Conformation – Come as you need or want to.
8 pm – Rally – A “nicer” form of obedience. You must take Basic Obedience first.

The obedience and rally class series is 10 weeks in length. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. Most classes are $100 for the 10 week sessions. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, please call (931) 788-1478.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Apr 5 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Seniors who enjoy acting, drama, jokes and laughter should join the Reader’s Theater at Fair Park Senior Center on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. No need to memorize your lines, everyone reads with expression. Actor Terry Burgess will be leading this fun hour every Wednesday.

Apr
6
Thu
Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month With The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join the DeKalb County Recovery Court Program in celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month by recognizing the work of participants, and the programs that help them be successful. Recovery court participants across Tennessee will gather to share their experience, strength, and hope through art during the exhibit.

The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception will open at 3pm April 5 with a reception at 5pm. The Exhibit will remain open on April 6 from 8am-9pm, and April 7 8am-1pm.

Celebrate Lent In Sparta With Rising Up Together
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Sparta Area Community Lenten Services invite you to celebrate Lent across Sparta. All are welcome to attend services at different locations across Sparta to begin the celebration and recognition of the Easter season.

All services begin at 12pm.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All beekeepers and those interested in bees are invited to the Cookeville Beekeepers monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville.

For more information, please call President David Laferney at (931) 261-7211, Secretary David Fox at (931) 260-3970, or visit CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Apr
7
Fri
Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month With The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the DeKalb County Recovery Court Program in celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month by recognizing the work of participants, and the programs that help them be successful. Recovery court participants across Tennessee will gather to share their experience, strength, and hope through art during the exhibit.

The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception will open at 3pm April 5 with a reception at 5pm. The Exhibit will remain open on April 6 from 8am-9pm, and April 7 8am-1pm.

Find Handmade Goods At Overton County Fair’s Spring Barn Sale
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Find handmade goods at Overton County Fair’s Spring Barn Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. The sale will be from 3 to 8 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday.

There will be vendors and artisans with antiques,unique home decor, vintage goods, repurposed items, and anything in between. For more information, please contact Lacey Pennington at (931) 397-5620, Vickie White at (931) 397-4901, or Rithia Winningham at (931) 510-6624.

Apr
8
Sat
Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey VFW Post 6277 invites veterans and their families to an open house the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the VFW Post on South Poplar Street. Coffee and donuts will be served. For more information, please call James McCracken at (931) 839-7830.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville invites you to the Second Saturday events each month from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and adults are invited to immerse themselves in art and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for artists and techniques.

Workshops are open to anyone. For more information, please call (931) 372-6891.

The Gathering Place Church Of McMinnville Invites Those In Need To A Food Give-Away
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Gathering Place Church of McMinnville invites those in need to a food giveaway from 10 am to 2 pm at the Go Extreme Building.

Food items will vary weekly. There is also a food give-away on the second Tuesday of the month. For more information, please call (931) 808-3957.

Putnam County Library Hosts Certified Therapy Dog Story Time
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Students and parents, you’re invited to enjoy a story with certified therapy dogs from the local Pet Therapy Program at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of the month at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416.

Enjoy The 2nd Annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival In Historic Granville
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Experience great food and local wine at the 2nd Annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival in historic Granville. Enjoy live music from The Lynn Beal Trio while shopping from local vendors, and tasting wine from local wineries such as as DelMonaco, Stonehaus, and more.

Tickets may be purchased pre-sale for $20, or for $25 at the gate day of. Click here for more information, and where to purchase your ticket.

Bring Your Kids To The Edgar Evins State Park Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgar Evins State Park invites you to bring your kids to the Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza. Children 12 and under will hunt for eggs and prizes in the playground area of the campground. Children will be separated into three age groups: 0-2, 3-6, and 7-12. No adults, please (one parent may assist with the 0-2 age group).

This event will take play at the Edgar Evins State Park Camp Playground. Parking will be available at the campground store.

Car Enthusiasts, Join The Overton County Cruise-In And Swap Meet
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Car enthusiasts, join the Overton County Cruise-In and Swap Meet on Saturday, April 8 at 4 pm at the Livingston Town Square. Come show off your beautiful old cars, trucks, and more.

The meet will be held monthly on the second Saturday. For more information, please contact Tommy Turner at (931) 823-2597, or (931) 397-5099, or Jimmy Turner at (9310 823-1166 or (931) 397-1130, or you may email either of these gentlemen at tht3@twlakes.net, or mopar24@twlakes.net.

Apr
9
Sun
Crossville’s Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Free Meal
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church of Crossville invites you to a meal after the regular worship service at 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month. The church is located at Red Road and for more information, please call (931) 788-5853.

Apr
10
Mon
Monterey Senior Center Hosts Weekly Games
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey Senior Center invites you to fitness classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 am. There will also be Bingo every Thursday at 10 am, and Bridge every Monday and Thursday at 1 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 839-8053.

Get Your Homeschooler The Exercise They Need At Cane Creek Gymnasium
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Your Homeschoolers to Cane Creek Gymnasium to enjoy a drop-in fitness and sports class every Monday. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join an instructor on Corut 2 of the Gymnasium. Three sections are offered including an explanation of daily concentration, warm-ups focusing on flexibility and aerobic activity, and a sport or physical fitness activity.

Entry is only $1 per student. Classes are held every Monday with an instructor between 12-2pm. Homeschool students under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent.

Apr
11
Tue
St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic of Crab Orchard
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic will be at the Crab Orchard Care Center on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm. All patients must be registered by 2 pm. Appointments may be made by calling (931) 337-2981 but walk-ins are welcome.

Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library Hosts Crafter’s Club
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your project with you and enjoy the company of other crafters at Crafter’s Club the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.

Putnam County Family Caregiver Support Program
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a monthly support group for family caregivers. The goal is to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. Putnam County meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11am at the Upper Cumberland Development District, 1225 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville. For more information, call 931-432-4111.

Overton And Pickett County Family Caregiver Support Program
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a monthly support group for family caregivers. The goal is to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. Overton and Pickett County meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 1-2pm at Millard Oakley Library, 107 E Main St, Livingston. For more information, call 931-432-4111.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Walk-In Painting Class will be on Tuesday, June 10 from 2 to 4 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. The class is $17 for members of the Art Guild and $22 for non-members. No registration is required.

The class is conducted by Eric Buechel. Eric’s class will be conducted with oil or acrylic mediums, and each student will choose their own landscape painting image. Instruction sketching, composition, and technique will all be worked out before beginning the final painting. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.